A New Twist on An Iconic Classic: Nike Pegasus 34

The year was 1983 and the world was changing in so many ways. Kenner Toys released the first line of Care Bears. Jim Henson had us dance our cares away down at “Fraggle Rock.” Speaking of dancing, Motown celebrated 25 years of making music and Michael Jackson debuted his trademark moonwalk and revolutionary music video for “Thriller.”  If that doesn’t make it already sound like an exciting time to be alive, movie audiences were treated to the conclusion of the Star Wars saga with “The Return of the Jedi,” as well as a young man’s quest for a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time in “A Christmas Story.” Also of note the first cellular telephone call was made, and coincidentally it’s the year that I was born… But I digress. As difficult as it is for many to either remember or picture a world without any of the above, the running world also witnessed a paradigm shift that year as Nike first introduced the Pegasus! As told by Nike CEO Mark Parker the Pegasus was designed with the mission being, "To design a more accessibly priced every person's Air training shoe." 34 Years later this shoe still delivers on that goal and continues to live up its namesake of the majestic winged horse of Greek mythology; a fitting choice given that Nike is the Greek goddess of victory.  With an early May 1st release date for Fleet Feet (releasing nationally June 1st) the iconic Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 Running Shoe continues with an engineered upper, Zoom Air units and Cushlon foam to deliver responsive cushioning. Dynamic Flywire cables help secure a one-to-one fit so you can go the extra mile in comfort. The key update for this model is the addition of the Nike Zoom Air cushioning unit in the heel as well as forefoot making this update as plush as a Care Bear and offers a smooth enough ride to moon walk through the most thrilling of Empire attacks with no cares or worry of shooting your eye out, kid. If you’re already a fan of this shoe, then chances are you’ll love the update. If your current go-to favorite is a shoe along the lines of a Brooks Ghost, Adidas Supernova, or New Balance 880 this may be one to check out. (See what I did there, because the Nike “swoosh” looks like a check.) Come by and try out this new take on the classic.

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